MUS302: Guitar 2 (2014-2015)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Guitar II
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Guitar I
Major Concepts/Content: The guitar II course is designed to introduce students to the advanced study of the guitar. The content includes, but is not limited to, staff notation and rhythm concepts, major and minor chord recognition, strumming and picking techniques, duple and triple meters, listening skills, guitar styles and forms, familiarity in the playing of all strings, variety of guitar repertoire, performance as soloists and in group ensembles, tuning and into nation, guitar accompaniment techniques, major and minor scales, and position change.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities in guitar will include, but will not be limited in scope to, demonstrating music rudiments through note-reading and rhythm patterns; understanding meters and their application in playing; applying picking techniques in playing melodies; using all strings in solo and group ensembles; playing a variety of classical and popular guitar musical styles; accompanying piano and other instruments; and performing different guitar music types, forms, and periods.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to pass written and oral examinations in music rudiments and to perform successfully guitar music independently, as an accompanist, and in group ensembles, following all critical markings on a musical score.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the guitar II course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of staff and notation.
- Demonstrate understanding of rhythmic concept.
- Read guitar music using all strings positions and picking technique.
- Demonstrate ability to tune the guitar
- Participate in small ensembles.
- Demonstrate ability to perform guitar music in the intermediate level of difficulty.